Bipolar

Mood disorder characterized by cycling between highs (mania) and lows (depression).

My Psychological Testing & How I Became Interested in Psychology

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My Psychological Testing & How I Became Interested in Psychology

Psychology, and the brain in general, fascinates me. The power of the mind is incredible! I became interested in psychology in 2012, around the same time I became aware of, and accepted, my mental conditions. I started seeing a psychologist in 2013 and had testing done around the same time. I did the Rorschach inkblot test, thematic apperception test, among…read more

Misconceptions of Mental Illness | Why Don’t People Understand Mental Disorders

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Misconceptions of Mental Illness | Why Don't People Understand Mental Disorders

There is a lot of stigma around mental illness. Many people do not seem to understand those that struggle with them. They can be misinformed, especially if they have not experienced it themselves. But, struggling with a mental disorder is nothing to be ashamed of. We are all different and we all deserve respect. — Introduction Hi everyone! This videos…read more

Is Being Transgender / Transsexual a Mental Disorder

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Is Being Transgender / Transsexual a Mental Disorder

Is being transgender / transsexual a mental illness or a choice? Additionally, does being trans contribute to mental disorders? It certainly can. Major depression or body dysmorphic disorder is not uncommon, but it could also contribute to bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and/or perhaps even dissociative identity disorder (DID) / multiple personality disorder (MPD). — Introduction Hi everyone! This video is going…read more

Differentiating Mental Disorders

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Differentiating Mental Disorders

Difference between bipolar, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder (BPD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and dissociative identity disorder (DID) / multiple personality disorder (MPD). There is quite a bit of overlap and can be confused for one another, or even misdiagnosed, but they are all different. — Introduction Hi everyone! In this video I’m going to talk about how to…read more

Schizoaffective Disorder (Bipolar + Schizophrenia) | Overview

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Schizoaffective Disorder (Bipolar + Schizophrenia) | Overview

General overview of schizoaffective disorder. Schizoaffective disorder is a combination of both schizophrenia and a mood disorder (bipolar or major depressive disorder). — Introduction Hi everyone! In this video I will be talking about schizoaffective disorder. Schizoaffective disorder is a combination of both a mood disorder, like bipolar or major depressive disorder, and schizophrenia. If you want more specifics on…read more

Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depressive Disorder) | Overview & Symptoms

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Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depressive Disorder) | Overview & Symptoms

General overview of bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder) including some symptoms of depression and mania, and how they apply to me. Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder characterized by cycling between highs (mania) and lows (depression). — Introduction Hi everyone! In this video I will be discussing bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder generally described as cycling between…read more